Linux CD/audio software? 2004-10-31 17:10:11 I started using Linux about a month ago, and now, when I got all the system-setup fuss behind me, I wanted to do something else on Linux beside installing programs, reading e-mail and browsing the web. The first thing I did was install xmms, and after a few minutes I was disgusted with its backwardness and lack of options. After a bit of research I found that xmms was regarded as the best audio player for Linux. But for me, it has a long way to go before it reaches the perfection of foobar2000 on Windows. (which I have succesfully started using Wine). Next, I downloaded and compiled grip, cdparanoia and LAME. I carefully studied the documentation for those programs, but to no avail - no matter what setup I tried in grip, I could only make it rip a cd, encoding just didn't work. After fiddling with grip and xmms, I searched the internet for a day or two, and after trying out all players I could find, I decided that I will stick to foobar for my listening needs. But I am still in search for a LAME frontend for linux - I tried running AdvaLAME using Wine, but it wouldn't even start encoding. So I'm asking the Linux users on HydrogenAudio for a suggestion, because I don't want to manually encode every wav file I rip. thanks!